Our sessions at this meeting:
Collaboration Among Libraries
As librarians, we can become so self-reliant that it is sometimes hard to reach out to others. After all, we are asked to be the keeper of knowledge, technology, as well as a literary/information specialist and must balance our time and energies on customers, students, teachers, and administration. Learn how to take the steps to forge and strengthen relationships between librarians, to collaborate, and in turn, build your library program. Tasha Squires, a veteran of both public and school libraries will discuss the practical ways to build relationships between libraries of all kinds, sharing experiences from her twenty years in the field. None of us can or should work in a vacuum, and Squires gives us the knowledge to begin making and enhancing those important connections.
Gamification in Instruction
Hoping to get students reading and writing more, O’Neill Middle School designed an engaging and competitive game, encouraging innovation, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking, in which students could voluntarily participate. The results were astounding. Learn how Tasha Squires designed, created, and implemented an award-winning gamification program and see how you can apply it to the students you work with and even as a motivational program for staff members.
About Our Speaker:
Tasha Squires has worked in both public and school libraries for more than twenty years. She is the author of Library Partnerships: Making Connections between School and Public Libraries (Information Today, Inc., 2009) and her gamification program at O'Neill Middle School won the 2015 Follett Challenge grand prize from Follet School Solutions.